The 2016 Best Places to Work rankings are out from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Familiar faces appear at the top of the rankings, but some large agencies, like the Agriculture Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and National Endowment for the Arts saw large improvements this year.
President Barack Obama and senior administration leaders celebrated the achievements from the federal workforce over the past eight years. In his final days in office, Obama asked federal employees to think back to the moment they decided to join public service and encouraged them to continue their work as his administration leaves and another takes its place.
The Office of Personnel Management is giving federal employees and retirees an extra day to make changes to, enroll or cancel their dental or vision plans.
The Unified Shared Services Management Office at GSA released a new 10-year vision for federal back-office shared services that relies on a subscription or as-a-service model to deal with the needs for upfront spending.
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The Office of Personnel Management issued a memo Dec. 2 detailing the government’s plans for federal workers during the week of Jan. 16.
Tune in to FEDtalk this week for an inside look at the Open Season Virtual Benefits Fair, plus hear from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association about their best FEHB offerings during Open Season. December 2, 2016
John Hancock Life & Health Insurance Company, OPM’s provider for the Federal Long Term Care Program, said “a confluence of factors” led to the sudden and drastic increases in premiums for 2017.
The Office of Personnel Management’s CIO says modernizing legacy IT systems at civilian agencies like OPM is more than just updating software.
OPM is expected to release a final rule in the next few months that would change how agencies use data to do workforce planning.
Acting Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert said agencies should include merit system principles, the rules and procedures that ensure objectivity in the federal hiring process, as an incentive for the top talent they want to attract.
The White House hosts agency leaders to develop concrete, actionable ideas on developing a more diverse, inclusive federal workforce.
The Office of Personnel Management is behind on its background security checks and retirement claims processing for fiscal 2016. In the agency’s financial report, OPM acting Director Beth Cobert pledges a continued effort to make up the difference through a variety of efforts like new contracts and using electronic records.
With the election, the transition and the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s been a busy month for feds. Here are three things you may have missed this month that could have an impact on you or your colleagues in the federal workforce.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked the Government Accountability Office to review potential conflicts of interest, possible violations of security protocol and issues of transparency and logistics of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition. Meanwhile, two other lawmakers are once again raising concerns about the potential for political appointees to “burrow in” to career positions.